POLITICS
04/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Mullen: Troops Express Little Opposition To 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal

Navy Adm. Michael Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was nearing the end of a 25-minute question and answer session with troops serving here when he raised a topic of his own: "No one's asked me about 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,'" he said.

As it turned out, none of the two dozen or so men or women who met with Mullen at Marine House in the Jordanian capital Tuesday had any questions on the 17-year-old policy that bars gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military -- or Mullen's public advocacy of its repeal.

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